When does the tourist season start at Glenarm Castle and Garden

At the site in the village of Glenarm in County Antrim, visitors can discover the historic castle, the walled garden, the tea room and the many unique experiences including glamping pods with ocean views, Ireland’s first Mini Land Rover experience, e-bike hire, Castle Shop & Welcome Centre, Pizza Pavilion and The Milk Parlor offering ice creams made from milk from Northern Ireland’s only Shorthorn dairy herd located on the estate .

This new season also returns with the two main festivals at Glenarm Castle: the Tulip Festival and Camp Dalfest.

The Tulip Festival (April 30-May 2), sponsored by Bloms Bulbs, features a wonderful display of tulips and this year includes a live performance of Alice in Wonderland.

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(LR) Claire and Elsie Murray and Elijah Mellon launch the new season at Glenarm Castle

Camp Dalfest (July 16-17), sponsored by BOOMIN online property search and proudly supported by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, this year’s stellar selection of chart-topping performers is not to be missed.

Coming soon this season, an immersive visitor experience with audio guides that will enhance tours and feature a new progressive web app, a heritage center telling the story of the Antrim McDonnells who played a key role in the history of the coast of Antrim since the 16 Century and a Coach House Museum with exhibits giving insight into local life from the 1600s to the present day, including a display of some of Lord Antrim’s vintage carriages.

Both the heritage center and museum are supported by Tourism NI Experience Development funding.

For those who want the flexibility to visit as often as they like throughout the season, an annual membership is ideal.

Mother and daughter Claire and Flora Murray help launch the new season at Glenarm Castle

Member incentives available throughout the year include unlimited access to the Glenarm Castle Walled Garden and Woodland Walk (coming soon), entry to the Tulip Festival, pre-sale tickets to the Dalfest Camp and Christmas Experience plus a 10% discount on Visitor Experiences.

Looking forward to the new season at Glenarm Castle and Garden, Estate Manager Adrian Morrow said: “We look forward to welcoming visitors to Glenarm Castle and Garden for our new season.

“A lot of hard work has been done behind the scenes to ensure we are ready to deliver the best experience for visitors. Visitors will enjoy experiencing one of Northern Ireland’s finest estates as well as exploring the many things to do and see.

“We look forward to launching our new Audio Tour, Heritage Center and Coach Museum which, with the support of Tourism NI, will be fantastic additions to our current portfolio of experiences.”

For more information on Glenarm Castle and Garden, membership and visitor information, visit https://glenarmcastle.com/.

You can also follow Glenarm Castle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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